This research paper was produced by Project CRAAFT at RUSI and focuses on the financing of right-wing extremism and terrorism, but within the umbrella terms are myriad different categorisations.  It concentrates on practices employed by government-designated terrorist groups, as well as organisations, militia movements and individuals that openly promote the use of violence for the radical overthrow or reform of the state or global order.  As right-wing extremism and terrorism is a global phenomenon that operates irrespective of borders – and has killed hundreds of people across multiple continents in recent years – the paper makes a conscious effort to discuss the financing methodologies at play in various geographical contexts.  It contends that there has been as yet no attempt to understand how these individuals and groups raise funds, in contrast to the focus applied to the financing of Islamist terrorist actors.  It says that applying identical counterterrorism financial policies to extreme-right and Islamist terrorists alike has not and will not prove sufficient to prevent violence and halt recruitment.  Certain measures work to stem the tide of various forms of terrorism, but to address the rising threat specific attention needs to be paid to how those on the extreme right-wing fund themselves.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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